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A Lancaster man told police that an argument with his girlfriend resulted in her cutting him with a knife last month.
An officer met with the man at the Municipal Justice Center shortly after 6 p.m. Feb. 11. The man, who lives on West Barr Street, said he was asleep in the bed that morning when he was awakened by his live-in girlfriend, who had her hands around his throat, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
The man said he jumped up and pushed her off him. They then got into a verbal argument, the report said.
The argument was over an unknown phone number on the man’s phone and the girlfriend thinking the caller was another woman, the report said.
The man told police that his girlfriend then grabbed a knife from the kitchen and “swung it in a downward motion” toward him, the report said.
The knife left a slash wound on the man’s left arm as he used it to block the knife. He said his girlfriend then became remorseful and didn’t want him to go to the hospital or call police, the report said.
He told police she took his phone to prevent him from calling anyone to report the incident.
“(The girlfriend) continued to argue with him all day and that is why he decided to come to the police department and make a report,” an officer wrote.
Emergency Medical Services came to the Municipal Justice Center to examine the man’s arm.
“EMS stated that since it was healing by means of his own remedy that stitches would not help because it had been too long since the injury occurred,” the officer wrote in the report.
Two officers later went to the Barr Street home to speak with the girlfriend, but no one came to the door.
At the time of the report, no arrest had been made, though warrants were to be issued against the girlfriend for criminal domestic violence high and aggravated.
Contact reporter Jesef Williams at (803) 283-1152